Posted some info about Christmas tradition to your other post.
There was another person traveling from Szatmar.Karolz (Karoly) BOKA. No name Boka or Kovtyuh in Romania's phone book. http://www.whitepages.rohttp://www.whitepages.ro The name BOKA, lists in Slovak Republic's phone book. Istvan/Stefan/Steven was going to his brother-in-law Josef/Jozef Kotuk/Kotak in Philadelphia,PA. If that is a name in your family tree than this is your Istvan/Stefan/Steven and maybe you can search for this family in a census and locate some further information.
The other "Ruthenians" were Baloy, Gombita, Fedoisak. Is it possible to locate the cemetary that they are burried in and see the headstone for a possible original spelling of a name?